Summit Up 10-15-12: Waiting for the Summit County ski season to begin
October 14, 2012
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that can’t be the only one thinking ‘oh, we could have done that,’ when watching Felix Baumgartner jump from the edge of space and plummet toward earth in the highest skydive jump of all time.
MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: Uh, are you serious? The guy rode a balloon so high into the atmosphere he needed a spacesuit to survive and then free fell back to Earth, possibly breaking the sound barrier.
SUMMIT UP: Well, when you say it like that. OK, we admit it was pretty cool, especially since he rode a space balloon, launched out of the back of a pickup truck, up almost 25 miles above the ground and then jumped into Roswell, N.M. Coincidence? We think not.
Apparently, a couple people have died trying to break that record. Personally, we would take the next 50 or 60 years of life, but to each his own.
As many of you may have noticed, while the rest of us were doing our traditional Saturday night bathroom cleaning/college football watching/binge drinking, our old pal Ullr was hard at work up on the peaks and his handywork is looking pretty beautiful. Let’s hope he keeps at it – the heat is on for first opener’s bragging rights between Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, and this year’s turning out to be a real nail-biter. Can’t wait to see who takes it, and more importantly, get out there to ride the winner.
Folks, it’s crazy, but that’s about all the space we have. It’s Monday again so here are some words of wisdom to get you through the week.
Brush your teeth twice a day, only send birthday cards to the friends you want to keep and quit recycling Halloween costumes. It makes you look cheap.